Corona Familiar | Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
Mexico
gmodelo.mx

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Brolo75 on 01-26-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
53
pDev:
22.92%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
26
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Photo of jkblr
4.11/5  rDev +42.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz brown bottle coded 1078A059 (probably bottled in April, so 6 months old) poured into a tall pilsner glass at fridge temp, no ABV listed on bottle. The beer pours bright light straw yellow with nearly white head. The head recedes to a few bubbles and a pencil thin ring leaving some lacing. The aroma is faint revealing hints of grain, grass and skunk. The taste is light, honey sweet grain up front trailing off to grassy, slightly skunky light bitterness on the finish. The mouthfeel is thin bodied, adequately carbonated and dry in the finish. No offensive off flavors or flaws, although some may not enjoy the slight skunkiness. Overall, excellent AAL. The $9/6 pack pricing indicates it should be a premium product.

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Photo of Chaz18
2.71/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Light beer after heat of day.......Low on Alcohol, somewhat refreshing on a hot day.......

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Photo of Jomamu
2.51/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jjamadorphd
2.44/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A trip down memory lane...

Though others might consider this a nightmare, I have no issues whatsoever reaching for a sixer of Coronas of any kind. This was my first time in a long time reaching for the familiar and find that I never have reviewed it, so here I am. The beer pour was the most appealing thing I found of this brew - golden amber color with a light, white head and no staying power. And just from that it builds confidence this might be something good, but not really. Though not a terrible beer, for any craft beer aficionado, this fall very weak, a bit water, and considerably short. I will still reach for these in the days to come, and enjoy them with friends.

(As the holidays are almost upon us and most of my dearest friends are not craft beer people, i usually show up with a sixer or two of this kinda stuff and I am always greeted with warm smiles and love...How can you hate a beer for that?)

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Photo of beertaker
3.42/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pilldoc
3.8/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

More full bodied than Corona Extra csisper flavor

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Photo of Aegelis
3.61/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Controversial enigmatic beer from what I've read, I think many audiences are puzzled as to how or where to place Corona Familiar. I don't have as much of a problem, as I find this more akin to Modelo Especial than any other. Corona Extra may be a 'summertime' beer which goes well with a squeeze of lime, whereas Familar (and Modelo Especial) perform better on their own with a little heavier of a taste. This is not to say it's as heavy as American lager brews like Samuel Adams. There's no foam, only a faint scent, so if these are important to you, give Familiar a miss. What you will get is a nice spring/autumn freshness that's fits well with off-season grilling, Mexican dinners, and/or seafood. Do you like Corona Extra AND Modelo Especial? Great, you should like this one too. I think Familiar and Extra both have their time and place, this October Sunday watching football is a Familiar place for me to be.

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Photo of freewill35
3/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tb77
1.69/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Al3x_lozano21
3.86/5  rDev +34%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mchegash
3.5/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SaintTent
2.75/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SFC21
2.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of 12ozfan
3.36/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of blissfulNemo
2.36/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of addiwilliams
3.02/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gvickery
3.11/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

First of all, this is NOT a Vienna Lager. I don’t know why it’s listed as such. Now to the beer, it looks like beer, light gold, very clear, small white head. The smell is neutral to me, but my nose and sense of smell is questionable. Compared to other Corona products this is by far the best. It is in a dark brown bottle so there’s none of the sickening skunk flavor that has to be neutralized with a dose of lime juice. It’s an adjunct for sure, but I would guess corn. As far as adjunct beers go this is done right, you will know but it seems to work and is enjoyable. It’s not great but way better than the bullshit you see them advertise on tv. “Corona extra, light, or premier”. If you feel like you need a “Mexican” beer go for this it’s not bad. Cheers

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Photo of EAR
3.54/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZebulonXZogg
2.25/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Pours a pale yellow, minimal head, no lacing, not much aroma or flavor. Thin watery texture, very little carbonation. I wish I had a Corona Extra or Premier to compare it to, but I don't. Overall, I'd say this is pretty bad.

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Photo of Jackjaffar
3.46/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cardfan212
3.38/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Drank from a 12 ounce glass bottle.

Look - The logo on the bottle looks nice, simple, and classy. I like it a lot.

Smell - Slight bready malt, but not a whole lot there.

Taste - Sweet grains with a slight bitterness on the finish. Nice and balanced.

Feel - Medium body with light carbonation. An easy drinker.

Overall - A fine beer that doesn't do anything too special, but it does its think well.

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Photo of ummswimmin
2.43/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of depechemode1983
1.97/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours out clear yellow lots of visible carbonation. Head is white with good retention. Seeing some lacing as well.
Light grains in the nose with a hint of lemon and a touch of sweetness.
Taste like lightly sweetened apple juice. No es bueno.
Mouthfeel is kinda heavy and not carbonated enough. Looks can be deceiving.

Taste like an adjunct lager to me. and a particularly poor one at that.

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Photo of porters4life
2.05/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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Corona Familiar from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 2.88 out of 5 with 53 ratings